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Khongma Tse 17 Days

Trip Facts:

Duration: 17 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 5,849 m

Grade: D

Trek Type: Teahouse/Camping

Best Season: March to May; September to November

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Hotel, Camping

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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Khongma Tse, 5,849m, rises to the north of the Khongma La, standing above the Khumbu Glacier opposite the village of Lobuche. It is one of several small summits, including Pokhalde, that make up the long south-west ridge of Nuptse between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers. Formerly called Mehra Peak or Mehra, the name was changed to Khongma Tse to avoid confusion with the popular 6,476m Mera Peak

 Seen from Gorak Shep, the summit has a diamond-shaped hanging glacier above a steeply inclined rock wall that makes up the mountain’s North Face. From Bibre, to the south near Dingboche, the mountain is much more approachable. Seen from the lakes east of the Kongma La, a small, stepped glacier descends from the summit between long, rocky arms that make up the mountain’s South and South-East Ridges. The margins of the glacier provide the normal route of ascent.

A highlight of this trip is an ascent of Pokhalde which provides superb views of Konga Tse prior to ascending the peak. As with Pokhalde, the views from the summit of Kongma Tse are spectacular, especially so because of the nearness of the massive south face of Nuptse. The views northwards towards Pumori and the Lho La are also outstanding.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Lukla (2800m); trek Phakding (2610m)

Day 04: Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)

Day 05: Rest/acclimatization

Day 06: Trek Tengboche (3870m)

Day 07: Trek Dingboche (4360m)

Day 08: Trek Lobuche (4930m)

Day 09: Trek Khongma Tse Base Camp (5400m)

Day 10: Rest/preparation

Day 11: Trek High Camp

Day 12: Summit (5849m); descend Base Camp

Day 13: Trek Pangboche (3860m)

Day 14: Trek Namche Bazaar

Day 15: Trek Lukla

Day 16: Fly Kathmandu

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for base camp & high camp
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Climbing gear, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Cost Includes’

Footwear

  • Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  • Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  • A pair of Gaiters.
  • Socks
  • Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing Equipment

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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